Battalion Chief Shane West, a paramedic at Station 1 with was named Cherokee County Outstanding Service Award Winner for 2011.
West has worked in emergency services for 15 years. He received the outstanding service award for the second quarter of 2011.
According to a release, "West works tirelessly both on and off duty to make sure that the department and his subordinates succeed."
Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather said in the release that he knew Shane from his beginnings with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.
“Shane was a great example when he came on board with the fire department and he still is today,” Prather said.
Additionally, West developed and pioneered the Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services Officers Forum to help develop better communications between the firefighters and management, according to the release.
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